We live in a world in which the economy works at the global level. They call it globalization. If this is a new phenomenon, and what are its specific characteristics, remain open questions.
In fact, economies seem interconnected world, the stock market closely linked companies, not just those multinationals, but also medium and small businesses are able to shift production outside the national borders, where it is most convenient. The whole world, at least the Western countries, but also most other countries around the five continents, consume the same products, see the same films, read the same novels, drinking Coca-Cola, assemble more newspapers technically and ideologically in the same way, connects the Great World Network, the Internet.
Critics of globalization argue that this is a concept invented by economic power, Some intellectuals are putting in doubt, in their books, the usefulness and benefits of globalization. The horrific attack of September 11 against the Twin Towers was read as an attempt to give a push to globalization. The information available to the ordinary citizen, the elusive “man in the street” to get an idea of the phenomenon are reliable chaotic and contradictory.
The gap between rich and poor is widening, and this is not good. Large segments of the population, even in the rich West, leading a life increasingly insecure, at the mercy of market volatility. Under the circumstances, however, prevents people to hope, to design the future for themselves and their children. Globalization may be, therefore, a category inherent in the western way of thinking and it is important to find corrective balance.